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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736114/flow-diversion-within-seven-days-after-stroke-onset-is-associated-with-favorable-outcome-in-anterior-circulation-stroke
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Fei Wu, Wenjie Cao, Yifeng Ling, Lumeng Yang, Xin Cheng, Qiang Dong
Anterior cerebral artery (ACA) flow diversion (FD), defined as ipsilateral mean velocity (MV) of at least 30% greater than the contralateral artery, could be seen an indirect sign of leptomeningeal collateralization in the setting of middle cerebral artery occlusion. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the association between dynamic FD and functional outcome in acute anterior stroke patients with large artery occlusion. Acute middle cerebral artery (MCA) or internal carotid artery (ICA) occlusive stroke patients within 12h were recruited...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728785/operative-strategies-to-reduce-cerebral-embolic-events-during-on-and-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery-a-stratified-prospective-randomized-trial
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Michael E Halkos, Aaron Anderson, Jose Nilo G Binongo, Anthony Stringer, Yi Lasanajak, Vinod H Thourani, Omar M Lattouf, Robert A Guyton, Kim T Baio, Eric Sarin, William B Keeling, N Renee Cook, Katherine Carssow, Alexis Neill, Kathryn E Glas, John D Puskas
OBJECTIVE: To determine the impact of different aortic clamping strategies on the incidence of cerebral embolic events during coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). METHODS: Between 2012 and 2015, 142 patients with low-grade aortic disease (epiaortic ultrasound grade I/II) undergoing primary isolated CABG were studied. Those undergoing off-pump CABG were randomized to a partial clamp (n = 36) or clampless facilitating device (CFD; n = 36) strategy. Those undergoing on-pump CABG were randomized to a single-clamp (n = 34) or double-clamp (n = 36) strategy...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723938/gender-differences-in-cerebral-metabolism-for-color-processing-in-mice-a-pet-mri-study
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Philip C Njemanze, Mathias Kranz, Mario Amend, Jens Hauser, Hans Wehrl, Peter Brust
INTRODUCTION: Color processing is a central component of mammalian vision. Gender-related differences of color processing revealed by non-invasive functional transcranial Doppler ultrasound suggested right hemisphere pattern for blue/yellow chromatic opponency by men, and a left hemisphere pattern by women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present study measured the accumulation of [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose ([18F]FDG) in mouse brain using small animal positron emission tomography and magnetic resonance imaging (PET/MRI) with statistical parametric mapping (SPM) during light stimulation with blue and yellow filters compared to darkness condition...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721810/centralized-and-local-color-doppler-ultrasound-reading-agreement-for-diagnosis-of-the-chronic-cerebrospinal-venous-insufficiency-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis
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Maria Grazia Caprio, Karen Marr, Sirin Gandhi, Dejan Jakimovski, Jesper Hagemeier, Bianca Weinstock-Guttman, Robert Zivadinov, Marcello Mancini
BACKGROUND: An impaired cerebrospinal venous drainage was postulated to be a cofactor in the multifactorial pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS). Chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) is characterized by abnormalities of the main extracranial cerebrospinal venous outflow routes, which can be detected by color Doppler Ultrasound (CDUS) using 5 venous hemodynamic (VH) criteria. Discrepant results between different investigators were reported in the past, therefore the usefulness and applicability of the CCSVI CDUS-based diagnosis in clinical research and practice has been questioned...
July 17, 2017: Current Neurovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716432/effect-of-frequency-and-focal-spacing-on-transcranial-histotripsy-clot-liquefaction-using-electronic-focal-steering
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Tyler Gerhardson, Jonathan R Sukovich, Aditya S Pandey, Timothy L Hall, Charles A Cain, Zhen Xu
This in vitro study investigated the effects of ultrasound frequency and focal spacing on blood clot liquefaction via transcranial histotripsy. Histotripsy pulses were delivered using two 256-element hemispherical transducers of different frequency (250 and 500 kHz) with 30-cm aperture diameters. A 4-cm diameter spherical volume of in vitro blood clot was treated through 3 excised human skullcaps by electronically steering the focus with frequency proportional focal spacing: λ/2, 2 λ/3 and λ with 50 pulses per location...
July 14, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712815/asymptomatic-carotid-stenosis-is-associated-with-cognitive%C3%A2-impairment
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Brajesh K Lal, Moira C Dux, Siddhartha Sikdar, Carly Goldstein, Amir A Khan, John Yokemick, Limin Zhao
BACKGROUND: Cerebrovascular risk factors (eg, hypertension, coronary artery disease) and stroke can lead to vascular cognitive impairment. The Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis and Cognitive Function study evaluated the isolated impact of asymptomatic carotid stenosis (no prior ipsilateral or contralateral stroke or transient ischemic attack) on cognitive function. Cerebrovascular hemodynamic and carotid plaque characteristics were analyzed to elucidate potential mechanisms affecting cognition...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680502/pathophysiology-and-diagnosis-of-vertebrobasilar-insufficiency-a-review-of-the-literature
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Arlindo Cardoso Lima Neto, Roseli Bittar, Gabriel Scarabotolo Gattas, Edson Bor-Seng-Shu, Marcelo de Lima Oliveira, Rafael da Costa Monsanto, Luis Felipe Bittar
Introduction  Vertebrobasilar insufficiency is defined as transitory ischemia of the vertebrobasilar circulation. Dizziness, vertigo, headaches, vomit, diplopia, blindness, ataxia, imbalance, and weakness in both sides of the body are the most common symptoms. Objective  To review the literature regarding the three available diagnostic testing in patients with dizziness complaints secondary to vertebrobasilar insufficiency (VBI): magnetic resonance angiography; transcranial Doppler ultrasound; and vertebrobasilar deprivation testing...
July 2017: International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659546/focused-ultrasound-treatment-present-and-future
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Keiichi Abe, Takaomi Taira
The discovery that ultrasound waves could be focused inside the skull and heated to high temperatures at a focal point goes back to 1944. However, because the skull causes the ultrasound waves to attenuate and scatter, it was believed that application of this technology would be difficult, and that it would be impossible to use this approach in the surgical treatment of intracranial diseases. Eventually, magnetic resonance image guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) surgery began being used to treat uterine fibroids, breast cancer and bone metastasis and locally confined prostate cancer...
June 28, 2017: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652714/the-safety-issues-and-hardware-related-complications-of-deep-brain-stimulation-therapy-a-single-center-retrospective-analysis-of-478-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Jing Zhang, Tao Wang, Chen-Cheng Zhang, Kristina Zeljic, Shikun Zhan, Bo-Min Sun, Dian-You Li
INTRODUCTION: Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a well-established therapy for the treatment of advanced Parkinson's disease (PD) in patients experiencing motor fluctuations and medication-refractory tremor. Despite the relative tolerability and safety of this procedure, associated complications and unnatural deaths are still unavoidable. METHODS: In this study, hardware-related complications and the causes of unnatural death were retrospectively analyzed in 478 patients with PD who were treated with DBS...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648116/emboli-and-cognitive-state-in-surgical-vs-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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Tom Friedman, Oved Cohen, Avishai Ziser, Arthur Kerner, Keren Bitton-Worms, Gil Bolotin
Background Neurologic complications and neurocognitive impairment due to cerebral emboli are common following heart surgery. This study aimed to compare the number of emboli detected in the middle cerebral artery in open aortic valve replacement, apical and femoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement, and also to test for an association between the number of emboli captured in each procedure and changes in the patient's cognitive state. Methods Forty-four patients were enrolled in the study, 36 of whom were included in the final analyses: 14 underwent open aortic valve replacement, 2 had femoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement, and 10 had apical transcatheter aortic valve replacement...
January 1, 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647434/hyperechogenicity-of-substantia-nigra-for-differential-diagnosis-of-parkinson-s-disease-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Azin Shafieesabet, Seyed-Mohammad Fereshtehnejad, Azadeh Shafieesabet, Ahmad Delbari, Hamid Reza Baradaran, Ronald B Postuma, Johan Lökk
Studies have suggested that the majority of patients with Parkinson's disease have abnormal ultrasound hyperechogenicity of the substantia nigra, and that this may be useful in diagnosis. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate diagnostic value of substantia nigra ultrasound to differentiate Parkinson's disease from atypical parkinsonism and from essential tremor. We systematically searched PubMed and EMBASE for relevant studies published until November 2016. Eligible articles were screened, data were extracted and study quality was scored by two independent reviewers...
June 15, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627298/a-prospective-transcranial-doppler-ultrasound-based-evaluation-of-the-acute-and-cumulative-effects-of-sport-related-concussion-on-neurovascular-coupling-response-dynamics
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Alexander D Wright, Jonathan D Smirl, Kelsey Bryk, Paul van Donkelaar
Sport-related concussion has been shown to alter cerebral blood flow (CBF) both acutely and chronically, and may exert cumulative effects across multiple injuries. Such dysfunction may be mediated by trauma-induced deficits to CBF control mechanisms, though our understanding of these effects is limited, including dynamics of neurovascular coupling (NVC) responses (i.e. CBF responses to neurologic demand). 179 junior-level contact sport athletes completed preseason testing - 42 reported never having experienced a concussion (Hx-) while 31 had endured three or more (Hx3+)...
June 18, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626173/prevalence-of-right-to-left-shunts-in-japanese-patients-with-migraine-a-single-center-study
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Akio Iwasaki, Keisuke Suzuki, Hidehiro Takekawa, Ryotaro Takashima, Ayano Suzuki, Shiho Suzuki, Koichi Hirata
Objective Several studies have shown an increased prevalence of right-to-left shunt (RLs) in migraine patients, particularly those with aura. However, the prevalence of RLs and its relation to Japanese patients with migraine are unknown. We investigated the prevalence of RLs in Japanese patients with migraine. Methods In total, 112 consecutive patients with migraine were recruited from our headache outpatient clinic. Migraine with aura (MA) and migraine without aura (MWOA) were diagnosed according to the International Classification of Headache Disorders, 3rd edition (beta-version)...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595620/transcranial-pulsed-ultrasound-facilitates-brain-uptake-of-laronidase-in-enzyme-replacement-therapy-for-mucopolysaccharidosis-type-i-disease
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Yu-Hone Hsu, Ren-Shyan Liu, Win-Li Lin, Yeong-Seng Yuh, Shuan-Pei Lin, Tai-Tong Wong
BACKGROUND: Mucopolysaccharidosis type I (MPS I) is a debilitating hereditary disease characterized by alpha-L-iduronidase (IDUA) deficiency and consequent inability to degrade glycosaminoglycans. The pathological accumulation of glycosaminoglycans systemically results in severe mental retardation and multiple organ dysfunction. Enzyme replacement therapy with recombinant human alpha-L-iduronidase (rhIDU) improves the function of some organs but not neurological deficits owing to its exclusion from the brain by the blood-brain barrier (BBB)...
June 8, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585568/brain-tissue-pulsatility-is-increased-in-mid-life-depression-a-comparative-study-using-ultrasound-tissue-pulsatility-imaging
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Thomas Desmidt, Bruno Brizard, Paul-Armand Dujardin, Redouane Ternifi, Jean-Pierre Réméniéras, Frédéric Patat, Frédéric Andersson, Jean-Philippe Cottier, Emilie Vierron, Valérie Gissot, Kang Kim, Howard Aizenstein, Wissam El-Hage, Vincent Camus
Cerebrovascular disease (CVD) is consistently associated with late-life depression but poorly documented in midlife depression. It can be hypothesized that the relatively low sensitivity of conventional neuroimaging techniques does not allow the detection of subtle CVD in midlife depression. We used Tissue Pulsatility Imaging (TPI), a novel ultrasound (US) neuroimaging technique that has demonstrated good sensitivity to detect changes in the pulsatility of small brain volumes, to identify early and subtle changes in brain vascular function in midlife depression...
June 6, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580706/mr-techniques-for-guiding-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-hifu-treatments
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REVIEW
Kagayaki Kuroda
To make full use of the ability of magnetic resonance (MR) to guide high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) treatment, effort has been made to improve techniques for thermometry, motion tracking, and sound beam visualization. For monitoring rapid temperature elevation with proton resonance frequency (PRF) shift, data acquisition and processing can be accelerated with parallel imaging and/or sparse sampling in conjunction with appropriate signal processing methods. Thermometry should be robust against tissue motion, motion-induced magnetic field variation, and susceptibility change...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28568707/hemispheric-language-organization-after-congenital-left-brain-lesions-a-comparison-between-functional-transcranial-doppler-and-functional-mri
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Anna Maria Chilosi, Sara Bulgheroni, Marco Turi, Paola Cristofani, Laura Biagi, Alessandra Erbetta, Daria Riva, Anna Nigri, Luigi Caputi, Nicola Giannini, Simona Fiori, Chiara Pecini, Francesca Perego, Michela Tosetti, Paola Cipriani, Giovanni Cioni
This study investigated whether functional transcranial Doppler ultrasound (fTCD) is a suitable tool for studying hemispheric lateralization of language in patients with pre-perinatal left hemisphere (LH) lesions and right hemiparesis. Eighteen left-hemisphere-damaged children and young adults and 18 healthy controls were assessed by fTCD and fMRI to evaluate hemispheric activation during two language tasks: a fTCD animation description task and a fMRI covert rhyme generation task. Lateralization indices (LIs), measured by the two methods, differed significantly between the two groups, for a clear LH dominance in healthy participants and a prevalent activation of right hemisphere in more than 80% of brain-damaged patients...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560040/spatially-segmented-undersampled-mri-temperature-reconstruction-for-transcranial-mr-guided-focused-ultrasound
#18
Pooja Gaur, Beat Werner, Xue Feng, Samuel W Fielden, Craig H Meyer, William A Grissom
BACKGROUND: Volumetric thermometry with fine spatiotemporal resolution is desirable to monitor MR-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) procedures in the brain, but requires some form of accelerated imaging. Accelerated MR temperature imaging methods have been developed that undersample k-space and leverage signal correlations over time to suppress the resulting undersampling artifacts. However, in transcranial MRgFUS treatments, the water bath surrounding the skull creates signal variations that do not follow those correlations, leading to temperature errors in the brain due to signal aliasing...
2017: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554964/decreasing-cerebral-oxygen-consumption-during-upright-tilt-in-vasovagal-syncope
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Marvin S Medow, Mira L Kothari, Amanda M Goetz, Mary Breige O'Donnell-Smith, Courtney Terilli, Julian M Stewart
We measured changes in transcranial Doppler ultrasound (TCD) and near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) during 70° upright tilt in patients with recurrent vasovagal syncope (VVS, N = 20), postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS, N = 20), and healthy controls (N = 12) aged 15-27 years old. VVS was included if they fainted during testing within 5-15 min of upright tilt. We combined TCD and NIRS to obtain estimates of percent change in the cerebral metabolic rate of oxygen consumption (CMRO2), cerebral blood flow velocity (CBFv), and oxygen extraction fraction (OEF)...
May 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541158/noninvasive-optical-monitoring-of-critical-closing-pressure-and-arteriole-compliance-in-human-subjects
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Wesley B Baker, Ashwin B Parthasarathy, Kimberly P Gannon, Venkaiah C Kavuri, David R Busch, Kenneth Abramson, Lian He, Rickson C Mesquita, Michael T Mullen, John A Detre, Joel H Greenberg, Daniel J Licht, Ramani Balu, W Andrew Kofke, Arjun G Yodh
The critical closing pressure ( CrCP) of the cerebral circulation depends on both tissue intracranial pressure and vasomotor tone. CrCP defines the arterial blood pressure ( ABP) at which cerebral blood flow approaches zero, and their difference ( ABP -  CrCP) is an accurate estimate of cerebral perfusion pressure. Here we demonstrate a novel non-invasive technique for continuous monitoring of CrCP at the bedside. The methodology combines optical diffuse correlation spectroscopy (DCS) measurements of pulsatile cerebral blood flow in arterioles with concurrent ABP data during the cardiac cycle...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
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